With cryptic lyrics and beguiling melodies, Kara Mann puts an eclectic sound on today’s popular music. Kara’s background is deeply rooted in the jazz, blues and soul of New Orleans. At an early age she became a mainstay in musical theater and currently pursues acting along with singing. She later went on to front her uncle’s retro band, Flambeaux, while also belting out classic tunes for New Orleans’ big band, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra. By 14 years of age she was already writing and recording her own music while immersing herself in the legal issues of music copyright. After graduating from two High Schools, Ursuline Academy (traditional schooling) and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (performance arts schooling), she headed to Nashville to attend Belmont University. While attending college, she recorded her own songs at Sorted Noise Studios and wrote for other recording artists’ such as American Idol finalist (season 8) Jasmine Murray. Upon returning to New Orleans, she finished her studies at Loyola University while working and songwriting with some of music’s biggest industry giants: Academy Award Winning Composer Donny Markowitz (Dirty Dancing), Kevin DeClue (Hilary Duff), Emmy Award Winning Composer and Engineer Joel Soyffer (Aloe Blacc, High School Musical, Camp Rock), Andre Cymone (Prince), Rick Bacchus (Backstreet Boys), CMA Winner Jim McCormick (Jason Aldean), and many more.